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. martha: it's great to be book. thanks for holding down the fort. good morning, everybody. what a dramatic end all of that came to after that harrowing ordeal. horseback riders in the idaho wilderness spotted her. this man, the people who found them, said they knew something did not make sense. >> as we went to the lake, they showed up at the lake. they was just like a square peg going into a round hole. they didn't fit. they might have been an outdoorsman in california. but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. heidn't fit. we went into the house and the news flashed on. the amber pea lert was on the television and i told my wife, that's that girl we saw on the mountain. bill: they hiked two hours to get to difficult imagine ohio and an der -- to dimaggio and then they made their move. >> reporter: without these witnesses picking up the phone and immediately calling 911, hannah could still be out there in the wilderness with dimaggio. they say hannah was wearing pajama pants and when she tried to make small stalk with her she would turn -- when they tried to make smalltalk with her she woul
with after spending the day at martha's kitchen, it's that good work and easy work are far from the same thing. something jose garcia can demonstrate for you with a meat slicer and a few dozen pounds of roast pork. >> i've been at it for about an hour and a half and i got about 45 minutes still. >> reporter: that sure is a lot of sliced meat but the folks at martha's kitchen will need it, not to mention the hundreds of potatoes and gallons s of soup go with it because when they open their doors later today, 300 people will come through them looking for a meal. it's a drill that's practiced twice a week at this location, san jose's sacred heart church but that's only a fraction of a what they do around here thanks in large part to the influence of martha's kitchen's executive director adida cruz. >> i see her in martha's kitchen. >> after a career at high-tech firms like ibm, apple and hp, she got some bad news in the early part of the last decade. >> what i thought was a devastating event in my life when i got laid off was actually a blessing. >> a blessing because she says while she al
-collecting programs progran fall. jim. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you. the president arrived in martha's vineyard, massachusetts, late this afternoon, where he's beginning his summer vacation. white house correspondent major garrett joins us from martha's vineyard now. major, what's your read on the president's call for reforms? >> reporter: well, they're significant. and we're not clear that congress is going to embrace all of them, jim, but the president is, for the first time in the history of the u.s. presidency, asking for a greater degree of transparency and adversarial role within the process of approving government surveillance, either electronic or through computers, of americans who might be ensnared in some sort of counter-terrorism effort, meaning to stop it before it starts. the president is putting forth a commission to report back to him to put specific reforms to congress, among them, putting an adversary in the foreign intelligence surveillance court which almost always approves government requests for surveillance. for the first time a president with vast powers over the surveil
are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after his speech. dan, what will the president's message be in florida? >> reporter: well, you know, as you know, not only the president but the first lady for years now have spent a lot of time talking about making life better for troops returning from serving in iraq or afghanistan, helping them with health care, helping them get job training so that they can build a new career here after returning home, and so the president will sort of expand on that today i'm told by senior administration officials, that the president will also make a new announcement about mental health research addressing issues such as ptsd and also suicide. as you know, this has been a major problem not only among troops currently serving overseas, but all the veterans who have returned from overseas. the president will be making a new announcement on that and also talk a little bit about how they can expand or help troops on college campuses so they can stay in classes, g
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard. the vacation comes as the president's approval rating is taking a nose-dive. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: every president needs to get away. president obama has done so less than his predecessor, president george w. bush. 14 trip and 92 vacation days compared to 50 trips and 223 for mr. bush. one common thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped on to the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallup constantly tracks his approval. 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 51% last year a low not seen since december 2011. it's usually due to defections among democrats. revelations of counterterrorism surveillance programs more aggressive than during the bush years has unsettled the president's base. >> i want to make clear, once again, that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter:
the announcement from his vacation on martha's vineyard. >> we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> on top of canceling the military exercises the president is asking the national security team to look at taking additional steps in response to the violence in egypt. egyptian officials say more than 500 people were killed yesterday including 43 police officers, some their funerals were held today. also this morning, new violence in cairo's twin city of giza. angry supporters of morsi set two government buildings on fire. the muslim brotherhood is promising more protests until egypt runs to democracy. president obama says democracy in egypt is his hope, as well, but . >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that is a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. >> in response to the government buildings in giza being attorneyed, police are authorized to protect themselves and institutions from
forward to it. >>> it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon sno
to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears unbelievably to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i've never been good at math. i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. that's why everybody's out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum going again. remember he did so well last time by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there she's
on hold. wendell goler is in martha's vineyard where the family is vacationing. hello, wendell. >> reporter: hello, shannon. not a lot of criticism of president obama's decision to cancel the summit meeting. arizona republican senator john mccain called it a symbolic move. he said he was fine with it, but he's not fine with the russian-american relationship. he said putin put his thumb in america's eye when he granted asylum to snowden and said the u.s. need to be a lot tougher with russia. >> we need to expand the act that holds people accountable who commit human rights violations within russia. we need to move to bring georgia into nato. we need to continue and restore our efforts for defensive missile systems in europe which we had basically drawn back. >> reporter: even though president obama and putin are talking, other u.s. and russian officials are. secretary of state kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel met with russian counterparts on friday at the state department. there were no break throughs on syria or europe missile defense. the russia said later the u.s. o
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
vacation his family. they landed in martha as you vineyard this evening for the weeklong retreat. earlier today the president went to florida to speak to disabled veterans and announced that the veteran's administration is processing their claims faster. >> after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone it's down 0% and we're turning the tide. >> the va reports the average wait time on disability claims is more than 270 days. white house announced an action plan to reduce soldier suicide and boost treatment of post tramautic stress disorder and brain injuries. >>> a florida artist has and riddle a mural depicting the trayvon martin hooting and we warn you that the artwork is graphic and may be offensive to some viewers. the artist showed part of the mural in tallahassee and it's called "we are all trayvon martin." the artist says the work is to promote awareness of human is suffering. four weeks ago tonight neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman was acquitted in martin's death. a federal investigation into the shooting c
saturday as president obama and the first lady began a martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther 18 of the 19 u-s embassies and consulates will reopen this morning after being closed due to a terror threat. this is the embassy in yemen, which is the 'only' one that will not reopen yet. the embassies are scattered throughout the middle east and africa. they were closed after a ha crawford message between al- qaida a separate threat led to the closing of the u-s consulate remains closed. edward snowden's father says he has obtained a visa to visit his son in russia. lon snowden did not disclose when he is visiting. snowden's father and his lawyer also said they have not spoken directly with was edward since he fled the u-s to russia, where he was given asylum. his father says he would like his son to return to the u-s someday. however he s
.s. gives acypt each year. ne vacation in martha's vineyard, mr. obama had this to say. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights insential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial cw, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual righ freedom or that might makes right. and today, the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. >> pelley: what is at stake? we're bringing in juan zarate, an advisor in the george w. bush administration. he's now our senior national security analyst. and major garrett, our senior white house correspondent. major, what did the an administration do to try to head did thef? >> scott, behind the scenes, the ceministration proposed at least two diplomatic options, and it sent deputy secretary of state bill burns to cairo to deliver of staand asked republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham to back them up. one called for morsi to return se power briefly, resign, and up
by his security advisers. president obama took a break in his martha's vineyard vacation. to comment. >> president obama states that the u.s. strongly condemns violence against civilians appeared >> in a move seen as a safe, middle-ground reaction - the president announced that the u.s. has cancelled a joint military exercise with egypt. what he hasn't addressed yet -- whether billions of dollars in aid will continue as scheduled. as for why the u.s. should care. egypt has been an ally in a hostile region. and it controls the suez canal -- used by oil tankers and other ships. any disruption could affect oil prices. nats of closing bell now for today's market update. the dow took its biggest loss in almost two months. u-s stocks were dragged down by disappointing earnings from wal-mart and cisco. here are the final numbers-- the dow fell 225 points. the nasdaq fell 63. and the s-and-p 500 fell 24 points. ahead at eight. what happens at the end of this high- speed chase that leaves veteran officers absolutely floored. could a party *traitor be pulling for hillary clinton to run for pr
. >> in martha's vineyard president obama looking for a break from the heat. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a maryland man is one of the longest surviving heart transplant patients. >> after marrying his wife he was diagnosed with cardio cardiomyopat cardiomyopathy. we meet the team of doctors behind that life saving transplant. >> the showers sitting down to the south in virginia but a few may make it up into maryland toda wow, i've been claritin clear for 10 days! when your allergies start, doctors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin every day during your allergy season for continuous relief. 18 days! 17 days! 22 days of continuous relief. live claritin clear. every day. >> the time now is 5:36. there's a live look outdoors in the city. that's the sun rising it will be up at 6:16 this morning. we are in dawn right now. if you have a chance you may want to look outside this morning. if you have clear skies you may get a glimpse of the meteor shower. this happens every yeernd this time and it will peak tomorrow morning in which case there may still be breaks in the cloud cover to get to see it. it is
, d.c. >> just extraordinary pictures. thank you so much. >>> president obama is on his way to martha's vineyard. let's listen to his message of inspiration to those severely injured in combat. >> maybe you lost your sight but you can still see the truth that our disabled veterans make extraordinary contributions to our country every single day. maybe you lost an arm but you still have the strength to pick up a friend or neighbor in need. maybe you lost a leg but you still stand tall for the values and freedoms that make america the greatest nation on earth. >> white house correspondent kristen welker is on martha's vineyard. that was one of the most poignant points right there. i got all choked up. what are take aways? >> reporter: he have hoping to drive the narrative before he leave for vacation. today he map out ways in which his administration can do a better job of serving veterans. one way is investing in research. he announced a hundred million dollars to prevent traumatic brain injury and lower the rates of suicide. he talked about the importance of helping veterans succeed w
with the president who is on vacation in martha's vineyard. dan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labelled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth and sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king ever. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia soon to help his son fight those charges. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system that we'r
in martha's vineyard showing frustration after missing a putt. edward snowden's father appeared on a talk show taking aim at the president and a congressman who labeled his son as a traitor. >> my son spoke the truth. he sacrificed more than the president or peter king has ever in their political lives. >> reporter: he was talking about the prevacation news conference. the younger snowden's actions created good. >> i don't think he was a patriot. he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: snowden's father will travel to russia to help his son fight the charges. >> we have a date, which we won't disclose. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that snowden claims it will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: dan lothian, cnn, martha's vineyard. >>> in egypt, the latest move to kick morsi out of camps is on hold. police were preparing to block access to camps. this is an attempt to cut off supplies like food and water. they spent the weekend building rein
this weekend. a marine corps m-v 22 osprey made its presidential debut saturday as president obama martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther than other helicopters. >> the time is 7:27 a.m.. here is a live look from san jose. we will be right back. whatwh makesakour oumilymimilei backflipfls and anrtwhrtls.ls whatwh mlove, wa, rmth.thimilei here, retry thy . backflipfls and .mmmmmmok!oks whatwh mloveching!g!th.thimilei lotslo of dif erenert stesstoinmmmm!!.ss breakfaskft i'm vem ry imp issedss honey buy nches he oat o this is ia greagrcerece!! i hei ar you yruncrung.ng [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenui
on vacation as we mentioned. the president is about to head out to martha's vineyard. 48 percent think the president does not deserve a vacation. 82 percent think congress doesn't deserve a summer break. >> seems congress is always on vacation. >> doug luzader thank you very much. >> extreme hov vok across the country. check out this incredible video. you can see clearly a tornado touching down in wayne county ohio. it was only on the ground for 30 seconds. that was long enough for powerful winds to rip a roof right off a home and knock down several huge trees. no one was seriously hurt. >> other wild weather heavy thunderstorms saturating a whole big part of mississippi. major flooding caused roadways to close and causing widespread damage as well. maria molina joins us with a look at that. >> we are talking about parts of kansas and missouri even arkansas. just in the past few days some of these areas have seen as much as a foot of rain. that has really saturated the ground. we are still talking more rain today, tomorrow and even the day after that. heavy rain and because you have al
with his family on martha's vineyard. he covered everything from the controversy over edward snowden and he had some fascinating words about mr. snowden to the investigation of benghazi and his constant battle with congressional republicans, especially over health care. we will delve into all the news and get reactions from top republicans. let's begin with jessica yellin. jessica joins us from the east room where the president just wrapped up. jessica, as i said, a range of topics but his statement in the thrust of what the president seemed to want to talk about were the surveillance programs that edward snowden shined so much light on. >> reporter: he laid out a framework for more information to come from the administration in the next weeks i think with declassifying, indicating they are going to declassify some programs. today what we're learning are the broad framework that sort of allows the nsa to collect their surveillance and the legal thinking behind their justifications for the surveillance, but we're going to get a lot more detail, we're told, about exactly what the government d
're not going to stomp out the complete al queda ... >> he is going to start his family vacation on martha's vineyard on saturday. swiss boutique is knocking down a claim by oprah winfrey, that she was the victim of racism. during an interview about her upcoming movie - 'the butler'. winfrey was asked if she'd ever experienced racism. she gave an example about being in switzerland where a shop assistant refused to show her a handbag. telling her - it was "too expensive." winfrey was in zurich in late july for tina turner's wedding. the bag was a blue 38- thousand dollar crocodile skin purse. winfrey says she walked out without raising a fuss. the store manager had this reaction. >> i believe she was more saying something like: "we also have some less expensive bag". and for sure not "it's too expensive for you". if this should have happened i possibly would think to separate myself from the assistant. when you're working in sales this should never happen otherwise this could be the wrong job. >> pam: the manager claims the sales assistant didn't take the bag down because she was "a little
ranging news conference. president obama is headed to martha vineyards for a family vacation. earlier today he was addressing war veterans promising to make sure that the brave men and women who defend our county have all the resources that they need. wendall goler is awaiting his arrival in cape cod, massachusetts and joins us live. >> the president is due here in the next hour to start an eight day vacation away from congress. they have made military families a priority and today they unveiled an action plan on mental health research meant to improve treatment of brain injuries. he noted that the u.s. is on track to withdraw from afghanistan by the end of next year but the combination of ending the war in iraq and winding down the afghan fax is overtaxing the disability office. there was a backlog of 600,000 claims back in march. that has been cut by about 20%. >> we will eliminate the backlog once and for all and move ahead for paperless systems so the backlog doesn't come back. so it has to be right first time, on time. [ applause ] after years of military service you shouldn't ha
. >> it is vacation time for congress and president obama who is in martha's vineyard. he spoke to the disabled veteran's national convention in orlando, florida. wendall goller and traveling with the president. what was the announcement in the convention >> they unveiled a action plan to improve diagnosis treatment of brain injuries. they are surviving injuries that would have killed them in the past and they are coming home with injuries that are unseen. one of the goal of the research is reducing suicide. and backlog of disability claims. >> after years when the backlog kept growing and finally the backlog is shrinking. it is done 20 percent and we are turning the tide and we are not going to let up until we eliminate the backlog once and for all. >> adding treatment for vietnam era exposure to agent orange and expanding treatment for post taumatic stress disorder and the backlog was more in march. >> i mentioned that the president is in the vineyard in massachusetts. what is happening with him and his family? the president hopes to get in golf and lighter reading. he and the girls will go o
's father is speaking out president obama hitting the golf course on vacation in martha's vineyard. things didn't go exactly well at least when they started out. he misses his first cut reaction picking his knee up hoping to get the ball to drop in. he eventually just doctorings that putt in. the president will be out there for a week. >> we are anxiously awaiting several huge economic reports due out this week. how will wall street fair? let's turn to lauren simonetti with that and all of your other top business stories. >> wall street could be in for another down week. it turns out investors aren't fed up with talking about the fed. and the likelihood that the nation central bank will taper the stimulus next month. more federal reserve members speak this week wall street is listening to them and watching you. did you spend money last month? earnings from huge retailers, macy's, nordstrom, wal-mart and others this week. some worried their second biggest shopping season the back to school season is off to a slow start. popular changes american eagle they have already warned about lower sal
continue to talk about this when he gets back from martha's vineyard and other officials press on it as well. he mentioned in his remarks. we didn't air it but the attorney general referenced the president's comments about the trayvon martin verdict. i'll read a bit what the president said. he said the african-american community is knowledgeable there's a history of racial disparity in the application of our criminal laws. everything from the death penalty to endorsement of drug laws. that's something the president pointed out when we came to the briefing room friday afternoon when we were all standing there. he gave such emotional remarks. this is something you see is deeply personal. important to them you mention they want to do it on the federal level but they also see too bills in the senate that both men think could get some traction. i think they will be working with congress to try to get something done. >> we will have to wait and see. this seems like a bipartisan issue here. thank you so much. we do have breaking news to share with you in the whitey bulger case. there'
. and a british photographer - mick deane. after being briefed by his security advisers. in his martha's vineyard vacation. >> president obama speaking. >>to comment. in a move seen as a safe, middle-ground reaction - the president announced that the u.s. has cancelled a joint military exercise with egypt. what he hasn't addressed yet -- whether billions of dollars in aid will continue as scheduled. as for why the u.s. should care. egypt has been an ally in a hostile region. and it controls the suez canal -- used by oil tankers and other ships. any disruption could affect oil prices. the u-n security council held an emergency meeting on egypt today. other fall-out includes the fact that general motors has closed its operations there indefinitely. >> would want to interview a native of egypt who is to speak about the violence that is one on in egypt right now appeared >> a 12-year-old hayward girl calls police to report a domestic dispute and officers end up shooting and killing her father. kron 4's mike pelton shows us what authorities say forced them to open fire and how the victim's family is c
friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workout moves to kids and the coveted cover model is not above a little vanity. i have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who i am as a woman. i want to be this really fly i8, 90-year-old. i asked her former campaign chief of staff how she'll be remembered. >> fun, passionate. a good mom. a great spouse. somebody that so many women across this country can relat
window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. >> my name is martha ryan, and i help expected mothers, many who are homeless break the cycle of poverty for good. you can't just be saved. you have to do the work yourself. i learned very early on, prenatal care was not enough. we will help you with housing, as well. these women needed help with complex issues, and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much. >> you're so welcome. given opportunities, nothing stops them. >>ti
for a family vacation at martha's vineyard. at the white house, marlie hall, wjz eyewitness news. >> president obama also condemmed new anti-gay measures in russia, but said he did not think it would be appropriate for the u.s. to boycott the 2014 winter olympics in russia. >>> president obama is expected to sign a bipartisan bill that will slash interest rates on student loans. the house passed the measure late last month. white house officials say the plan will save millions of students an average of $1500 on loans they take out this school year. >>> well, a whirlwind of weather in baltimore. couple of hours ago, there were heavy downpours. you could hardly see through the rain it was coming down that hard. but a live look outside now. and the sun is back out. bob turk is in the first warning weather center, tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we still have showers south and east of us. take a lock at radar. we have a line of activity from about dover to henderson to denton. to the east of queenstown now. and just really around eastob. the strongest activity now is over southern portions of
is preparing to take a vacation at martha's vineyard. marlie hall, wjz eyewitness news. >> the president also condemned new anti-gay measures in russia, but said he didn't think it would be appropriate for the united states to boycott the 2013 winter olympics in russia. >>> the father of nsa leaker edward snowden has applied to travel to russia. the two haven't spoken since the contractor disclosed top surveillance program. they hope to discuss snowden's status in the united states where he has been charged with espionage. >>> here's kristy breslin again at wjz traffic control. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. friday afternoon chaos, mixed with a lot of rain out there. watch for delays now. northbound 95, from the beltway on the southwest side, going all the way over to riverside parkway. it's going to take a good 45 minutes to get through. on the top side inner loop, stop and go there. west side inner loop. moving quite slowly there, from 895, approaching 795. but as far as 70 goes, trouble in both directions, westbound from the beltway to marriottsville road. and east makes your way tord the belt
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
with his family in martha's vineyard. joining me live is kelly o'donnell. there's a lot on the plate when the reporters get the opportunity to ask the president questions. but is it true that the president is going to come out with some type of his own statement about where he wants to go with the nsa controversy and the transparency going on with its oversight. >> yes, thomas. we've been working our sources within the administration and on capitol hill. we have a bit of a picture of what the president plans to do. he can go on offense, anticipating, i'm sure, about the nsa leaks and the programs that the intelligence community has been undertaking to collect data and so forth. by going on offense, the president is expected to announce that he has plans to take steps to make reforms to some of those programs. with the intention of bringing greater transparency and to build more public confidence. these will be new steps, and he will lay them out in the specifics, but that's the overarching idea, how to create more confidence when there have been so many questions in the public about what
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